Burlington (NC) Williams offensive guard Jacob Ingle admits NC State wasn't one of his favorite schools before the recruiting process started out but now that has changed.
The 6-2, 275-pound lineman told Pack Pride in a recent interview that the Wolfpack wasn't initially near the top of his list. The more he has listened to the coaches and the more time he has spent around the program, however, the better he feels about the Pack.
"They've been recruiting me for the past couple of months," Ingle said. "I was at that junior day during their bowl practice and another one in January. I got to go to a basketball game after that one.
"At first I wasn't really that interested (in NC State) but that was before my junior season. After I started getting all the letters from them and got invited to their games my interest really jumped. Now it's to the point where they're probably in my top three or so."
When asked to clarify Ingle said NC State and North Carolina are his two favorites, in no particular order.
"I especially like the coaches," he continued. "I really like coach (Tom) O'Brien a lot. I'm pretty impressed with the school, too. Jason Swepson was my recruiting coach there but he moved on to Elon. He was the one that was mostly recruiting me. I don't know who I'll hear from now but it will probably be the new running backs coach."
Ingle attended three games at NC State last fall, the last of which was the Pack's win over Wake Forest. He has a great feel for the program and the atmosphere on Saturdays, so the comfort level is extremely high with NC State.
He visited North Carolina over the weekend and he has also visited Duke, East Carolina, Vanderbilt and Army.
While Ingle is listed as a guard he said there is a good chance schools will try to work him out at center as well, a position he does not have much experience playing.
"I'll probably go to spring practices at State and Carolina coming up," he said. "I've been invited to Wake Forest for a junior day but I'll probably go up there for a spring practice. Georgia Tech has invited me to a junior day."
Ingle went on to say he will probably participate in a lot of college camps over the summer.
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